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The keys, please...tougher DUI laws in the works, but everyone can help combat drinking and driving page 7

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New DUI law ups fines, opens records Interlock devices to be equipped with cameras By Raechel Dawson WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Journal photo /Scott Rasmussen

Seventh-grader Yasmin Sarah finds victory in the palm of her hand, besting 22 competitors to win the Community Spelling Bee, .sponsored by San Juan Island Rotary Club, March 15 at SJC Theatre.

After a Friday night of happy hour and late-night drinking, many fail to consider the repercussions of driving while impaired, but legislators have. Various changes to the driving-under-the-influence law have unanimously passed the Legislature and become effective upon the governor’s signature. The reform puts more stringent penalties on those convicted of drunk driving including increased fees and facial recognition systems on ignition-interlock devices. Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, sponsored House Bill 2443, which, he said, will enforce one of the most “comprehensive ignition interlock programs in the country” by strengthening the state employee workforce to properly administer it. The Department of Licensing takes the reigns of the program from city and county courts. Capt. Jason Berry, legislative liaison for the Washington State Patrol, has been an advocate for the bill and agrees that the current program needs better enforcement. “As we look to technology to

Settlement in misconduct complaint

School district to pay year’s salary, benefits; teacher, barred from class, agrees to resign By Scott Rasmussen

A Friday Harbor High School English teacher will remain on paid leave through October as

part of a settlement with San Juan Island School District over a complaint of official misconduct. According to the district,

Tamara Sindelman, who has been on administrative leave since the end of October, will be paid full salary, plus benefits, through October 31, 2012. At that, according to the settlement, Sindelman will resign her post. School District Rick Thompson declined to comment on the settlement, the nature of the com-

plaint and results of the district’s internal investigation. He provided the a copy of the settlement at the Journal’s request. The district agreed that it would not issue a press release regarding the complaint or investigation as part of the settlement. Thompson signed the agreeSee settlement, Page 4

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assist us in changing offender behavior, maintaining quality assurance and ensuring these drivers remain sober, we need appropriate oversight in place,” said Berry in a press release last week. “This bill will provide that, at no cost to the taxpayer.” But it will cost convicted drunk drivers. The bill would impose fees to fund Ignition Interlock Devices for DUI-convicted drivers who can’t afford the device. For those who are required to have the Breathalyzer – which activates the device upon exceeding the alcohol limit – and can afford it, an extra $20 per month is tacked on to the original monthly interlock device fee. Fees are deposited into the Ignition Interlock Device Revolving Account, which then See DuI, Page 4 SPORTS PREVIEW

Wolverines Sports Preview

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Spring Sports: ‘game on’ T

he school year may nearing its end, but on the track, the courts, the course and the fields of competition, Friday Harbor athletics hits its peak with the spring sports season. Games, matches and meets are already under way for a total of six Friday Harbor sports teams; baseball, golf, boys soccer, softball, and girls tennis. Inside the following three pages you’ll find a preview of each of those six teams, complete with team photos, schedules and an insider’s glimpse at the challenges and goal ahead for each. So grab a calendar and make a date to get out there and root on our local student-athletes as they take on the competition. And best of luck to all. Game on.

Check out the Spring Sports Preview Inside, page 9


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Survey results: once-a-month home pickup of recycling preferred By the month, or every other week? Survey says... by the month. According to results of a survey conducted recently at the Orcas and San Juan Island transfer stations by the county's Department of Public Works, monthly recycling pick-ups were favored by 57 percent of respondents; 43 percent of survey respondents preferred twice-per-month collections. The survey, intended as part of

the "level of service" determination for the Plan B solid waste collection plan, was passed out as customers entered the two transfer stations. Some were not returned as customers left the stations, and about one-third of the 969 surveys that were returned did not indicate a preference. The survey form told people that monthly costs for two cans would be about $9, and that twiceper-month collections were esti-


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Council, San Juan County and the Port of Friday Harbor will sponsor a workshop on new internet business techniques at the library, April 4, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Workshop instructor Victoria Compton, a 20-year marketing and advertising veteran, will start with an overview of social media and influence marketing, and continue with tutorials teaching participants how to set up a Facebook fan page and a Twitter account —and how to track results of SIM campaigns using

who is also expected to be the "Plan B" garbage collection company, indicates the cost to homeowners for collection might be reduced if recycling became part of the plan. The survey and the entire 200-page draft Solid Waste Management Plan Review was discussed at County Council meetings scheduled for this week. On Monday, the plan was discussed at a council "workshop". It was dis-

tools like Google Analytics. In addition, the class will look at “SEO” (search engine optimization) and QR (Quick Response) codes, with an eye to producing results in both regional and global search engines and markets. The goal for the sponsors and the instructor: provide workshop participants “with all the tools they need to create a robust marketing program through social media.” For more info: 360-378-2906 or

WSF spring schedule starts Sunday

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cussed by the council the following day at its regular meeting, at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts The council will hold a public hearing on the draft solid waste plan when it meets April 3 in Friday Harbor. Public comment will be accepted at that hearing. To view the plan, visit, at the Public Works homepage. — Steve Wehrly

spring sailing schedule begins Sunday. The spring schedule brings the return of the international run, with one round-trip to Sidney, B.C., per day, restoration of the weekend inter-island vessel and an additional eight hours of service between Anacortes and the San Juans, Monday through Thursday. The spring schedule is in effect through June 16. For a complete sailing schedule, go to www.wsdot. gov/ferries/schedule.

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High Low Precip 47 34 — 43 33 .20 46 36 — 56 41 .21 49 39 .12 47 36 .18 44 34 — Precipitation in March: 2.41” Precipitation in 2012: 9.15” Reported by John Willis, Olga

San Juan High Low Precip March 12 42 38 .06 March 13 41 33 .10 March 14 44 37 .05 March 15 56 41 .35 March 16 48 38 .07 March 17 50 36 .04 March 18 45 36 — Precipitation in March: 1.82” Precipitation in 2012: 7.95” Reported by Weather Underground Roche Harbor Water Systems March 21 March 22 March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26 March 27

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Angel named publisher of Journal, Weekly Angel succeeds Van Dyke at Journal, Islands’ Weekly; Armstrong to lead Sounder Roxanne Angel has been promoted to Publisher for The Journal of the San Juan Islands and the Islands’ Weekly. The promotion was announced this week by Lori Maxim, Sound Publishing’s Vice President for West Sound Operations. “Roxanne is a real shining star in our company,” Maxim said. “She brings a high level of energy and professionalism to the Journal and Weekly. Roxanne is a strong leader who is quite involved in her community. I am confident in her abilities to give our readers and advertisers superior customer service.” Angel joined Sound Publishing as advertising manager for The Journal of the San Juan Islands in October 2011. She moved to San Juan from Memphis, Tenn., in 2007.

Before joining Sound she was Regional Vice President of Arbonne International. She has a background in advertising and sales management, and as a leadership coach. Roxanne owned her own advertising agency for a number of years, where Roxanne Angel she helped clients with marketing in print, radio and billboards. “I'm truly excited and honored to take on my new role as publisher to both the Journal of the San Juan Islands and the Islands' Weekly. It is such a pleasure to work with our incredible team,” Angel said. “As I continue to meet the many faces of our beautiful island community, I thank you for your dedication and for allowing our publications to help your businesses grow. I look forward to building more relationships as we continue to serve our clients' and com-

Business group backs ‘B.I.D’ Business owners could play a part in improving Friday Harbor's commercial core. Local business owners and the Friday Harbor Business Association are joining with local business owners to start a Business Improvement District, which could fund improvements such as general beautification, improved signage, more parking and better transportation. Projects such as these could be financed through a business improvement district. The goal of the BID is to help local businesses succeed and prosper, and to have a voice by electing BID representatives. To achieve these results, the business association will host a forum to discuss the idea Wednesday, March 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Earthbox Motel & Spa, 410 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Participants will be able to provide feedback on the proposal. For more info, contact Eddie Williams at 378-5978.

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munity's needs.” Also announced this week was the promotion of Colleen Armstrong to the position of Publisher of the Islands’ Sounder newspaper on Orcas Island. Armstrong has served as Associate Publisher of the Colleen Armstrong Sounder since July 2011 and Editor since 2008. Prior to that, she managed the Islands’ Weekly on Lopez for five years. Armstrong and Angel succeed Marcia VanDyke, who has overseen Sound’s San Juan Islands newspaper operations for the past year. VanDyke will resume her duties as full-time Publisher of the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record newspapers and Crosswind/ Veterans’ Life monthly on

Whidbey Island. “It has been such a privilege to return to Friday Harbor and serve as your newspaper’s publisher for this past year,” VanDyke said. “I want to thank the community for your warm welcome back and for all of the support you have given to me and the Journal as we have transitioned. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to meet and work with Roxanne Angel, I am sure you share in my confidence that she will make a terrific publisher for the Journal. Her talents, work ethic and professionalism will serve all of you well. “Next time you see Jeff and I, we will be tourists, visiting Friday Harbor purely for the joy it has brought both of us. Thank you, Friday Harbor.”


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Continued from page 1 helps pay the cost for indigent drivers. Stricter rules on who is required to have an ignition interlock device and who may apply for one opens up the number of devices to those who have had their original DUI charge reduced to reckless driving. This, in turn, increases the number of devices needed and generates more dollars. “We’ve had about 25,000 [devices installed] over the course of the last couple of years. This might double those numbers,” said Goodman. “The research is really clear that if the device is in the car, you don’t drive drunk.”

In case having a device installed isn’t enough of an incentive to drive sober, the bill also urges ignition interlock devices come with a facial recognition system when possible. This is to prevent sober friends or family from taking the breath test in lieu of the intoxicated vehicle-owner, according to Goodman. Ignition Interlock Device manufacturers, vendors, technicians and providers have agreed to pay other fees that are estimated to rise up to $877,750 in fiscal year 2013. The money would be deposited into the Highway Safety Account controlled by the Washington State Patrol Impaired Driving Section Projects. According to Goodman, a stronger statewide compliance program is expected to emerge

under terms of the new rules. “State patrol will hire new staff to go around and make sure that the drivers who are supposed to have the devices in their cars, actually do,” said Goodman. Fifteen states—Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New York, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Virginia—now adding Washington, require sentenced drunk drivers to undergo an Ignition Breathalyzer. In addition to these fees people convicted of driving while drunk must now pay $2,500 (originally $1,000) toward emergency response costs if applicable. Washington’s number of deaths from alcohol-related car accidents has decreased since 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, but that could be because the national average of general traffic related deaths has decreased as well. The latest data shows Washington’s DUI deaths

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make up about 37 percent of traffic fatalities. There is an estimated 10,000 people killed and 350,000 injured in the United States each year, according to a Mothers Against Drunk Driving press release issued last week. Among other technicalities Goodman’s bill expands the definition for a DUI to include huffing chemical substances among the list of drugs one could take while driving under the influence. He said this definition was amended because the original law had a loophole, in that, prosecutors could not adequately charge for a DUI if the defendant had been driving upon inhalation of chemical vapors. Under terms of the new law felony DUI cases are kept as public records. Formerly, people who had completed the terms of their felony DUI conviction could have their records sealed The DUI reform takes effect Aug. 1, 2012.


Continued from page 1 ment March 7, and forwarded the settlement to the state Office of Public Instruction, noting that Sindelman “has been relieved of teaching responsibilities”. Sindelman, who joined the district in fall 2010, earns a yearly salary of roughly $51,000. The district will also pay medical benefits, totaling roughly $10,000 and “mandatory benefits”, such as Social Security and Medicare employee payments of roughly $8,000. The district notified the

San Juan County Sheriff ’s Department of to the misconduct complaint and about its own investigation, which prompted a subsequent investigation by the Sheriff ’s office. Conducted in late December, the department found “insufficient evidence” that would warrant any criminal charges, according to Sheriff Rob Nou. According to the settlement, Sindelman will remain on paid administrative leave through the end of October and will not be allowed to return to the classroom.

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Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher was awarded the Certificate of Municipal Leadership March 9 by the Association of Washington Cities. Lacher earned the certificate by completing 30 credits in 8 workshops and Carrie Lacher meetings offered by the AWC to mayors and council members of Washington cities and towns. The CML program includes training for newly-elected officials and seminars on subjects such as municipal fiscal management and economic development. The AWC, which lobbies in Olympia for Washington municipalities like Friday Harbor and boasts a 100% level of participation from Washington municipal governments, also offers an Advanced Certificate,

which requires elected officials to obtain an additional 30 credits at AWC meetings and seminars. “I thought the courses and seminars presented by the AWC were useful and well-done. The association is a great resource, especially for small towns like Friday Harbor, and I look forward to continuing my participation in the advanced program,” said Lacher, who was elected to a four-year term as mayor in 2009.

Stamper to speak in Friday Harbor

Former Seattle Chief of Police Norm Stamper is concerned about “the militarization of police f o r c e s ,” calling the provision of military equipment and training to police Norm Stamper a “counterproductive response to 9/11.” Stamper will elaborate on those concerns Sunday, March 25, at a forum titled “Paramilitary Policing: From Seattle WTO to Occupy Wall Street,” sponsored by the

LOCAL San Juan Island Progressive Action Network. The author of “Breaking Ranks” and contributor to the Huffington Post will also take questions on other subjects such as the controversial U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “Secure Communities Act” program and his positions calling for an end to the drug war and the abolition of capital punishment. All islanders are invited to this free event, which starts at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Skagit Valley College in Friday Harbor, 221 Weber Way. Refreshments will be served. For more info, 3782648.

‘Artists Call’ FH art market

The Friday Harbor Art Market will provide exhibition and performance space for local artists and musicians on Thursdays this

summer: June 14-August 30, at Brickworks Plaza; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Apply no later than April 16. Contact Art Market Coordinator Debbie Pigman, for guidelines, applications and information; 360-472-0216 or The Brickworks building was purchased by the San Juan County Agricultural Guild as a community center, to house a year-round farmers’ market and to be used for events. “We are excited to bring this event to the community and our visitors, providing yet another island experience in Friday Harbor,” said Pigman. Farmers’ Market begins at Brickworks April 7.


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PUBLIC MEETINGS Ferry Advisory Committee: March 21, 8:30 a.m. Legislative Building conference room, 55 Second St.. Hospital District Commission: March 21, 5 p.m. Frank Wilson EMS Building, 540 Spring St. San juan County Parks and Rec Commission: March 22, 8:30 a.m. Legislative Building confer-

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Opinion Letters to the Editor

weed control program, at 376-3499. Rich Lee Orcas Island

Weeds can be more than noxious

— Editor’s note: Rich Lee is the Noxious Weed Control Program coordinator.

Recently the noxious weed control program office got a call saying that a pre-school child had become immediately ill after eating some leaves; would we come and identify the plant and ascertain if it was poisonous? The plant was Spurge Laurel (Daphne laureola) and was growing throughout the yard where the child was playing. Spurge laurel is one of the most toxic plants that we have in our county. All parts of the plant are poisonous, with the sap causing varying degrees of dermatitis and even a small number of the attractive blue/black berries are potentially fatal for a child. Spurge laurel is a listed Class B noxious weed selected for control in San Juan County and was the subject of a flyer sent out with the tax bills to all county land owners. This flyer outlines the necessary control methods for this plant. In this instance, the child vomited the small amount of leaves that she had consumed and no harm was done. It could have been, however, far more serious. We are asking that that everyone check areas where children play, especially in schoolyards and around homes for this weed. If you have questions about identifying Spurge Laurel or would like us to look at a site, please call the noxious

CAO: just say enough already

A phrase in a letter to the editor praising county planners raised questions for me: “Our desire is to see San Juan County in compliance with the state’s Growth Management Act, and to protect the long-term environmental health of our islands for future generations.” (“In praise of county planners”, March 14, pg. 6) What about the longterm health of humans? What hope is there in pages of regulations? Who says we’re out of compliance with the GMA? What about using BAS that is “logical and reasonable... used in appropriate context... based on accepted methods”, as stated in the county’s own FAQ paper on the CAO? What are we doing wrong that needs to be addressed by the CAO when 48 percent of our islands are already protected in Land Bank, Preservation Trust and public parks? How do we encourage agriculture and sustainability when once productive farms or gardens are now critical areas because of seasonal streams, manmade ponds and drainage ditches? What happens to the struggling middle-class who

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may be told “no garden or home remodel to accommodate an aging parent” but can’t afford environmental impact statements and lawyers to fight it? Who’s going to buy devalued property so folks like me can get a fresh start? What happens to my family’s future generations if I leave the islands where my great, great grandparents’ pioneer home still stands (unpermitted) after more than 100 years? The socio-economic trickle-down effect of the CAO is devastating to everyone involved in the building trades—talk about taking away the power of the 99 percent. Our county and state wastes money creating more regulations to fix what doesn’t appear to be broken. Results don’t come immediately. Give the costly, 8-year-old GMA plan and an even younger storm water treatment plan the time and enforcement they deserve. Don’t add even more stringent regulations by lumping our islands in with over-developed Puget Sound or ignoring real problems created by our neighbors to the north. Future generations of islanders are depending on sanity prevailing so they can make a living and have time to enjoy our natural environment. Let’s say “enough is enough” and get on with being a close, supportive community like past generations who spent their valuable resources on family, schools, public fields and local businesses, not in fighting neighbors or

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the government that is supposed to be working for us. Kristine Brown San Juan Island

Thanks for the charter... but

Charlie Bodenstab is misinformed and his comments are unfair. (“Fair, objective... I think not”, March 14, pg. 6) I am thankful that we have a Home Rule charter. I am proud that my signature is on the original charter document. Check the record. I voted to approve the final version even though I disagreed with some of the experimental components of it. As a freeholder I argued that voting for only one out of six council members would not give the people very good representation. I didn’t believe that the concept of separation of power, with a non-interfer-

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ence clause, would work. I argued that we would be the only county on the planet to try these things. I guess my opinions have not changed after six years of watching the charter play out. Charlie, because we disagreed on some issues doesn’t mean I “despise” the charter. I agree that I am not neutral. Nobody is. Do you truly believe that the Freeholders got it perfect on the first try? Really? Rescinding the charter or trying to improve it was the logical starting point of the CRC process. I am happy the CRC has chosen to attempt to fix the problems that many people working under this government structure have brought to our attention. After six years of watching the charter in action, my opinion is that it is an expensive experiment. Some things don’t work very well but some things do.

The Journal Staff (All numbers, 360-378-5696, unless noted) Publisher Roxanne Angel . ........................................................................ext. 3050 Office Frances Bacon........................................................................... ext. 1550 Circulation Gail Anderson-Toombs, manager............................................. 376-4500 Classifieds Journal Classifieds ............................................................ 800-388-2527 Display Advertising Roxanne Angel, Advertising Sales Manager...............................ext. 3050 Howard Schonberger................................................................ ext. 5054

The voters will decide if the changes put forward by the hardworking members of the CRC will improve Home Rule or not. Gordy Petersen San Juan Island — Editor’s note: Gordy Petersen is chairman of the Charter Review Commission

Freeholders should be mum

I appreciate that Charlie Bodenstab wants to protect the decisions that he and the other Freeholders came to in writing the charter, but it’s time that he shut up and let the Charter Review Commission do its work. After all, the commission has no power to change anything. All they can do is make recommendations for changes and submit them to the voters, who will have the See letters, Page 7

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f anyone were in need of greater incentive not to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink, it’s about to come to pass. With approval of the Legislature, changes to the state’s DUI laws are now parked on the governor’s desk and, with the stroke of a pen, will become effective beginning in August. Expectations in Olympia are that Gov. Gregoire won’t hesitate to sign those changes into law. Under House Bill 2443, the penalty for DUI vehicular homicide would be equal to manslaughter: 6 1/2 to 8 1/2 years, and a felony DUI conviction would remain on one’s record permanently. The minimum penalty for a DUI conviction—home electronic monitoring—would remain the same. In addition, the bill also requires cameras to be installed on ignition-interlock devices of those convicted of DUI as a provision of getting their license reinstated, an extra $20 per-month fee. The state Department of Licensing would also take over the license reinstatement program as well. The bill also ups the reimbursement fee for emergency response from $1,000 to $2,500, when warranted. While we applaud these new provisions, which are intended to close loopholes and hold those convicted of felony DUI even more accountable, chances are that they won’t put an end to drinking and driving, and the risk it carries, by themselves. That’s where stronger resolve on everyone’s part might make the biggest difference, perhaps. After all, the best prevention against drinking and driving, and dire consequences that can result, is to not get behind the wheel. Sure, it’s a cliche, but friends don’t let friends drive drunk. So as a friend, or maybe even as acquaintances, we all might want to put our part in preventing drinking and driving more seriously. There’s no better time than now.


Continued from page 6 final say. If and when the CRC does offer proposed amendments to the voters, Mr. Bodenstab will have a minimum of 90 days to make his views known to the voters, and I’m sure we can count on him to do so. Until then, his job as Freeholder is long past, and it’s time for him to respect the decision the voters made in the people they elected to

the CRC and let them do their work. Christopher Hodgkin San Juan Island

Good time for gettin’ in tune

Soon the rain is going to ease and you and family or friends will want to hop on your bike to enjoy the roads and trails of the islands. So to be ready, you should check out the 2nd Annual Spring Tune Up and Bike Swap, March 31 at the

Friday Harbor Elementary School Play Shed, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. I went last year and was impressed with the helpful and knowledgeable volunteers. Plus I got my mountain bike tuned up. This year there will be bike tune-ups, video demos, live demos on helmet fittings and how to patch a tire, free bike helmets, an informational literature table, a swap area for quality used bikes, tricycles, and scooters, and tables for bike related items such as clothing, water bottles, reflectors, and books. No helmets, tubes, or tires will be accepted. This is a great service to the community. Many thanks to all who are organizing this fun event. Pamela Williams San Juan Island

CAO: P.C. is last line of defense

I found the recent letter, (“In praise of county planners”, March 14, pg. 6) somewhat surprising. Another opinion was expressed by a resident with extensive experience in environmental regulation and enforcement when he stated during the recent Planning Commission hearing on March 6, that the wetlands section of the draft CAO was the worse regulation he had encountered across his entire career. This opinion was echoed by numerous residents who are scientists, planners and city managers. (The video is avail-

able at aspx#session.96c24bd2-d63b49ec-922a-3219e035ecea.)

Our desire is also to see San Juan County in compliance with the state’s Growth Management Act, and to protect the long-term environmental health of our islands for future generations. Sadly, the proposed complex, costly and burdensome new regulations have nothing to do with those goals. Instead, they will bankrupt a county that has no staff for interpreting the rules for permits, or funds for the inevitable litigation—not to mention further losses of revenue from construction and property taxes. The planners concede that they have not done any analysis of the potential economic impact of these rules on the county, its businesses, or its residents. And the expensive “science” they rely on turns out to be worthless. Good job all

around. Our principal hope now is that the planning commission acknowledges the issues and forces the county to confront them. Peg Manning Orcas Island

SJC: no place for ‘Franken-crops’

I am writing as the sponsor of Initiative 2012-4, which, if passed, will prohibit the raising of genetically modified organisms in our county. I have been farming in San Juan County for the last 20 years. Farming is my livelihood. I presently raise vegetables, herbs, grain, beef, lamb and pork. I am one of a group of local farmers and concerned citizens who support this initiative and believe it is a very important issue that not only would protect our farmers’ livelihoods but also our environment and health. Mr. Hinigson is mistaken in his claims of the effects of Initiative 2012-4 (“GMOfree county is laughable”, March 14, pg. 6). The definition for GMO does not include what Mr. Henigson refers to as selective breeding, hybrids(F1), improved apple varieties, our hay fields or any other crops or animals that he refers to. Specifically, GMO refers to organisms whose DNA has been altered in a way that does not happen in nature. For example, we now have tomatoes with arctic flounder genes. These GMO plants require FDA, USDA and EPA approval for their production and subsequent use. We are not against genetic improvements. As farmers and gardeners, we encourage them and make them every time we save our own seed. We believe we should rely on these selective breeding practices and improved varieties that Mr. Henigson refers to—not GMOs Along with GMOs come patented plants and animals. Farmers across the country are losing their ability to continue selective breeding of their own as their crops become contaminated with GMO DNA. When this happens, from pollen blowing in from a neighbor’s field, for instance, any seed containing that DNA becomes the property of the patent owner. It does not matter if the contamination is of no fault of the farmer, he will

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be in violation of patent law by using his own seed. One of the main purposes of this initiative is to protect the rights of our farmers to selectively breed, grow and maintain pure and natural seed, produce and livestock feed, uncontaminated by a neighbor’s GMO crop. The following websites provide excellent information on issues and dangers of GMOs: http://www. Ken Akopiantz Lopez Island

GMO? SJC should just say ‘No’

I am writing in response to Mr. Heningson’s letter, (“GMO-free county is laughable”, March 14, pg. 6) As Mr. Heningson pointed out, man has been modifying his natural environment, and the plants and animals in it, since he first set foot on this planet. Selective breeding has produced many crops and animals that are stronger, sweeter, better tasting, better producers, etc. To ban such plants and animals would indeed be laughable. However, the term, “genetically modified organism” (GMO) does not refer to plants and animals whose genetic make-up has been modified in this manner. The term GMO specifically refers to an organism that processes a gene(s) that has been transferred from an entirely different species. This cannot be accomplished through normal breeding or pollination. This tansfer, often called gene splicing, is usually facilitated by the use of a virus that breaks through the cell’s nucleus, carrying the “desired” alien gene(s) with it. The resulting GMO is usually sterile and cannot reproduce and, being patented, could not be freely propagated even if it wasn’t sterile. It makes perfect economic sense to create a GMO-free county to protect our farmers from GMO contamination that would destroy the livelihood of many of our farmers. Most of our island farmers produce products that fit a marketing niche in order to survive, growing heritage and/or organic crops and livestock. Seed may be saved from heritage crops, and organic produce may be grown from plants produced

through conventional selective propagation, including hybridization and grafting, but by definition may not contain GMOs. On our islands where farms are small and close together it would be impossible to provide buffer zones that would protect farmers from the contamination of pollen from GMO crops that would destroy their crops and livelihood. Yes, Mr. Heningson, banning plants and animals man has modified through selective breeding is not only laughable—it’s impossible. Banning GMOs from our county however is an economic necessity. Janelle Teasdale San Juan Island

Ask questions

One of my favorite sections of our many local media sources is the opinion page. I like to see what my neighbors think about some of our local issues. It also gives me the chance to gauge the quality of information swirling around those topics. Recently, some of those issues have related to the Friends of the San Juans (something I know about as an employee) — and the rhetoric and opinions about Friends, often asserted as facts, have certainly been flying. So I thought I would write a letter of my own to encourage folks to continue to ask questions about things they read or hear secondhand (or third or fourth hand, for that matter). Perhaps we could even check what we think we know before making public pronouncements. As Mark Twain once stated, “it ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” We can probably agree that we all know a lot for sure. But if you have questions about things you have heard about Friends of the San Juans, I encourage you to call us at 378-2319. Some of you already have, and it’s appreciated. You can also visit our website,, to learn more about such work as our efforts to protect and restore fish spawning beaches or to ensure that farmlands can continue to be used for farming. Kyle Loring San Juan Island — Editor’s note: Kyle Loris in staff attorney of Friends of the San Juans


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Mother Martina Roy: 1922 — 2012 Mother Martina Roy, a Benedictine nun of Our Lady of the Rock, Shaw Island, Wash., died on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the age of 89. Mother Martina began her monastic life in 1994 and celebrated the 10th anniversary of her vows on Feb. 10, 2012. For the last five years, suffering from Alzheimers disease, she was in Seattle, at St. Joseph’s Residence run by the Sisters of Providence, where she was lovingly cared for. Shirley Frances Roy was born to

Frank and Alice Lindsay Roy on Sept. 9, 1922. She was a Seattle native and attended Holy Names Academy, Seattle University and the University of Washington where she earned a degree in English literature. She felt a call to religious life, but married and had four children, Sherald, Patrick, and Dennis Foster and five grandchildren. A son, Michael, predeceased her. Divorced, and with her children raised, she became house mother of the agricultural fraternity at the University of Arizona, enjoying the work and influencing the lives of many of “her boys.” After many years of this work, Shirley felt a reawakened call

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to religious life and began a search that led her to Our Lady of the Rock. After being accepted by Mother Prioress Therese, she began her monastic formation of prayer, work and study. She received the religious name of Sister (later Mother) Martina, with St. Martin of Tours as her patron. With good cheer and willingness she served as assistant sacristan and community laundress as well as a welcoming presence for guests. She also loved weaving scarves from the wool of the monastery sheep. Mother Martina was buried in the Priory cemetery, overlooking Squaw Bay, on March 10, 2012. — Family of Mother Martina Roy

Jerry Sollinger

Jerry R. Sollinger, 84, of Wenatchee, Wash., died Sunday, March 11, 2012. She was a resident of Friday Harbor for 21 years and worked in the family business, Sollinger Floor Covering, until she retired and moved back to Wenatchee. Survivors include her husband, Ron

Sollinger of Wenatchee, and her children, Chuck Sollinger and Sandy Sebestyen, both of Wenatchee, and Vickie Lee of Arlington. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. If you would like to donate something in her honor, please send it to your local cancer society. — Family of Jerry Sollinger

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Together we can save lives

By Migael Scherer

"How many kids have I failed?" This unlikely question haunts Kim Bryan, prevention coordinator of San Juan County's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. At a recent training for certification to work with children victimized by sex traffickers, she listened to Alex, a 26-year-old who had been sold night- Kim Bryan ly, by her parents, as a prostitute for 11 years, starting at the age of nine. "Her story was horrific," Bryan says. "But what struck me the most was when she described the adults in her life who did nothing to help her throughout those terrible years.” No one? Not the school nurse, not her teachers, coaches, church youth group leaders, neighbors or even the drug store clerk she bought condoms from as a little girl. Not one adult asked Alex if she was okay, or if she was being hurt, or if there was anything she wanted to talk about. Stories like Alex's are rare in rural communities, Bryan admits, but the reluctance of adults to get involved in cases of abuse is universal. “Child abuse happens in all communities yet good people have a difficult time believing that children are abused in their world,” Bryan says. “But as a community of caring adults, we must take action to protect our children.” While it's relatively easy to agree that children must be kept safe, many adults feel ignorant and unprepared regarding this issue. To inform and mobilize communities in the San Juan Islands, DVSAS is hosting a series of ongoing forums, "Protecting Our Children". The next series of meetings will begin Monday, March 26 at Lopez Library, Thursday, March 29, at the San Juan Island Library, and Tuesday, April 3, at the Orcas Library. Each meeting will begin with a 10-minute talk on recognizing signs of possible child abuse and the importance of bystander response. During the remaining 45 minutes, participants will begin to identify what actions they want to take individually and as a community. All adults are welcome. — Migael Scherer is a DVSAS volunteer

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Spring Sports: ‘game on’ T

he school year may nearing its end, but on the track, the courts, the course and the fields of competition, Friday Harbor athletics hits its peak with the spring sports season. Games, matches and meets are already under way for a total of six Friday Harbor sports teams; baseball, golf, boys soccer, softball, and girls tennis. Inside the following three pages you’ll find a preview of each of those six teams, complete with team photos, schedules and an insider’s glimpse at the challenges and goal ahead for each. So grab a calendar and make a date to get out there and root on our local student-athletes as they take on the competition. And best of luck to all. Game on.

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Driven by spirit, challenges, lofty goals By Steve Wehrly

Ask Coach Darrin Scheffer and he'll tell you last year was a good year for the Wolverines in track and field. "But I'm looking for a great year this year," Scheffer said, pondering the prospects of the 14 boys and nine girls on this year's squad. Scheffer is counting on the leadership of team captain Malcolm Wynn, a senior who runs distance races and South Bay Photography throws the javelin, to help provide guidance 2012 Wolverines track & field team: Front row, from left; Genevieve Gislason, Kori Rasmussen, Katherine and competitiveness Close, Carson Brown, Bella Bledsoe, Lenora Johnson, Julia Miller. Middle row; Halle Carrier, Alaina to the younger athletes Scheffer, Willie Blackmon, Caroline Close, Jose Guerrero, Patrick O’Brien, Jerray Napier, Coach Darrin —nine freshmen and Scheffer. Back row; Asst. Coach Herb Mason, Malcolm Wynn, Austin Hargrove, Aaron Prager, Sam McMain, Cody Coyne, Shaughn Anderson, Sean McLaughlin, Lucas Jagel, asst. coach Darren Olshefsky. seven sophomores. "This many younger adds Scheffer, who concentrates on the field events. kids means that I and Scheffer has three assistants: middle school track and my three coaches have a lot of teaching to do," Scheffer said. "But these kids like to be challenged, they've already field coach Herb Mason works with middle distance rundeveloped a good team spirit, and they're willing to try new ners; Darren Olshefsky coaches sprinters; and Bob Pierce helps out with the distance runners. With the exception of things." That willingness is important to a team with only 23 Pierce, who joined the staff this year, the coaching staff has worked together for several years, and Scheffer and Mason members. "We have to ask the kids to compete in more than one coached many of middle school athletes who now compete event, and sometimes in events they haven't thought of try- on the high school team. Scheffer regularly attends coaching clinics and enjoys ing," Scheffer said. The kids have responded well and the experience of the coaches is deep in the events they coach, applying detailed techniques to both track and field and as the school's head football coach. He said all the coaches

enjoy watching the kids progress from week to week and stress the importance of competitiveness, perseverance and teamwork. "We had a good initial meet in LaConner this week," said Scheffer, noting there's another eight meets this season. The competition gets tougher quickly later in the week, when the Wolverines compete against athletes from 23 other teams, 3A and 4A schools included, in the annual Bedlington Invitational, March 23 in Lynden. Scheffer expects top performances this year from senior Lucas Jagel, discus, junior Aaron Prager, long, triple and high jumps, and freshman sprinter Katherine Close. "Sports are an important part of education in Friday Harbor, and we want to give all kids the opportunity to participate, to get better and to excel" Scheffer concluded. Kids and coaches both work hard to improve the skills and competitiveness of the athletes, and Scheffer hopes that hard work will lead to success in end-of-season subdistrict and tri-district track meets—and maybe in the State Championships in Cheney later in the Spring.

Wolverines Track & Field Schedule Home games in bold Date March 23 March 29 April 5 April 18 April 20 April 28 May 2 May 9-11 May 17-19 May 25



Bedlington Invite 3:30 p.m. (Lynden High) NW 1A/2B League TBD (Concrete) 5-team league meet 3:30 p.m. (Friday Harbor) Lopez 2 p.m. La Conner Invite TBD Bellevue Christian Invite 10:30 a.m. League championship 11 a.m. (Mt. Vernon High) 1A District Noon (Lynden Christian) Tri-District Noon (Kings High) 1A State Tournament

Golf team retools; new talent in the mix Though Cuomo won't be back, lost to graduation, Rice expects even more from Meeker in her sophomore season, who tallied an 82 over 18 holes at State a year ago. A proven force on the course, she'll play the role of mentor this year as well. "She had a great year," Rice of Meeker's 2011 performance. "She had one of the lowest scores in the tournament. She'll be touring around with Devon (second-year player Devon

Rousar) this year and I'm sure Devon will learn a great deal." On the boys side, veteran Riley Rousar, who played in the shadow of senior Quinn Bune a year ago, is back to lead the team. A junior, Rousar will set the pace for first-year players Matthew Stepida and Zander Chrichton, both freshmen, and sophomore Austin Macdiarmid. But he'll be hard-pressed to remain the team's low-scorer with the likes of newcom-

Wolverines Golf Schedule Home games in bold South Bay Photography

2012 Wolverines golf team: From left; Riley Rousar, Alexander Crichton, Matthew Stepita, Christopher Bolger, Coach Jack Rice, Kendra Meeker, Devon Rousar. (Not pictured: Brandon Erickson, Austin MacDiarmid). By Scott Rasmussen

Never mind the numbers. The Friday Harbor golf team and coach Jack Rice have grown accustomed to doing more with less. They showed they're up to the challenge in their season opener at Orcas. More

on that in a moment. A total of eight golfers turned out this season; six boys, two girls. That's actually one more player than the team had a year ago, which, as it happened, proved to be a banner year for the Wolverines, and for the girls in particular. The

2011 team claimed its firstever top ten finish at the Division 1A state golf tournament as senior Megan Cuomo, in her final year, and Kendra Meeker, then a freshmen, together clinched a third-place in the team competition of the women's field.

Date March 15 March 19 March 20 March 27 March 29 April 2 April 17 April 23 April 30 May 3 May 7

Opponent Orcas La Conner 3-team match (Snohomish Golf Club) Lopez Highland Christian (Gleneagle Golf Course) Bear Creek Grace Academy/Lopez Orcas Cedar Park/Shoreline La Conner 1A/2B League

Time 2:45 p.m. 4 p.m. TBD 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. TBD 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. TBD

ers Christopher Bolger and Brandon Erickson on the card. On the course, Rice said that Bolger, a sophomore, and Erickson, a junior, are both "naturals". "This kid is an athlete," he said of Bolger, a lacrosse player a year ago. "I don't know where he came from, but he can hit it." He said of Erickson, whose father Bobby is reigning champion of San Juan Golf & Country Club, that the game of golf "is in his blood". Those two first-year players proved promising additions to the squad, as they notched the team's lowest scores in its season-opening match, March 15, against the Vikings. Bolger, who shot a 44 over nine holes, tied Orcas' William Coe for lowscore of the match, while Erickson, who notched a 46, finished in third place. Friday Harbor will have matches on its home course, San Juan Golf & Country Club, in April, and will host the Northwest 1A/2B League championship, May 7.


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New start: season to turn less into more change, a rule laid down for safety reasons by the state prep sports governing body, the WIAA, didn’t stop Friday Harbor’s Amer Melic from showing off a new-found prowess for the long ball. Melic, a sophomore, jacked two homers in the Wolverines March 10 season opener, a 11-9 victory on the road in extra innings over Division Baseball Schedule 2A South Whidbey. Melic’s power at the Home games in bold plate and bats with less Date Opponent Time “pop” are among the March 10 South Whidbey Noon new wrinkles keeping March 16 Cedar Park Christian 4 p.m. Warin, now in his 18th (rainout/makeup TBD) (Mount Lake Terrace) year at the helm, on his March 17 Cedar Park Christian TBD toes. The Wolverines (Bothell) are also fewer in numMarch 19 Granite Falls 4 p.m. ber—14 turned out March 20 Shoreline Christian 1:15 p.m. March 24 Darrington (dbl) 2 p.m. for this year’s team— March 27 La Conner 4 p.m.** than they have been at March 30 Concrete 4 p.m. almost anytime during March 31 Nooksack Valley 1 p.m. Warin’s tenure at the top April 3 Meridian 1 p.m. of what’s become Friday April 4 Squalicum 4:30 p.m. Harbor’s most successApril 6 Sultan 3:30 p.m. ful athletic program, in April 10 Cedar Park Christian 3:30 p.m. terms of wins, league (Alderwood Field) titles and post-season April 13 Coupeville 4 p.m. appearances. April 14 Darrington 2 p.m. “That’s our smallest April 20 La Conner 3:30 p.m. number in a long time,” April 21 Lynden Christian Noon Warin said. “But the April 23 Concrete 4 p.m. kids are all hard workMay 9-12 Tri-District Sehome High ers and they’re a good School/Martin Field group.”

By Scott Rasmussen

Like all state high school baseball teams, the Wolverines will be using bats made of materials that have, as Coach Rich Warin puts it, a little less “juice” than in year’s past. But that mandated equipment

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2012 Wolverines baseball team: Front row, from left; Coach Rich Warin, Casey Rothlisberger, Toby Frazier, James Asher, Nathan Rude, Amer Melic, Peter Holt, Isiah Hauck, asst. coach Brock Hauck, asst. coach Steve Schramm. Back row, Brandon Lambright, Gabe Lawson, Hayden Place, Steven Kelly, Otis Cooper-West, Austin Lambright, Gavin Guard.

The Wolverines have just one senior on the roster, Hayden Place, sidelined at the start of the season with an ankle injury. They also begin the 2012 campaign without a returning starter in the outfield. While the hurdles may be many, the nucleus of the Wolverines starting lineup is battle tested. The pitching core is anchored by veterans Brandon Lambright and Otis Cooper-West, both south-

paws, and right-handers Gabe Lawson, a freshman, and junior Gavin Guard should see plenty of action as well. Lawson threw three innings of relief to earn the win at South Whidbey in his debut on the mound. With eight consecutive league titles and a tradition of post-season appearances, Friday Harbor baseball is accustomed to overcoming whatever obstacles are

Ace of courts

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2012 Wolverines girls tennis team: Front row, from left; McKenzie Satin, Noe Roberts, Kayla Drummond, Rebecca Leff, Jacklyn Justiniano. Middle row; Julianne Schreiber, Kate Fenley, Summer Fox, Isabel Gabriel, Ashton Timmons, Katie Lanphere. Back row; Coach Dick Barnes, Roxanne Bormann, Megan Anderson, Kasey Rasmussen, Paige Carlson, Sophie Dillery, Kia Williams, Madison Dillery, Emma Brand. (Not pictured, Madeline Marinkovich).

By Scott Rasmussen

If it weren’t for that one perennially post-season bound player, Dick Barnes would almost be starting from scratch. Of 24 girls who turned out to play this spring, Barnes, the school’s longest tenured coach, said five have some degree of experience in competitive play. Of course, those five include senior Rebecca Leff, who punched her ticket to the Quad District tournament in singles the past three seasons. Barnes, now in his 24th year at the helm of the tennis pro-

Wolverines Tennis Schedule Date

March 12 March 15 March 16 March 17 March 24 March 30 March 31 April 5 April 18 April 19 April 21 April 25



University Prep (rainout/makeup TBD) South Whidbey (rainout/makeup TBD) Coupeville (rainout/makeup TBD) Granite Falls TBD Lynden 11:30 a.m. Blaine 3:30 p.m. Granite Falls TBD Coupeville TBD Coupeville 4 p.m. Cavelero TBD Granite Falls TBD South Whidbey 4 p.m.

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thrown its way. The 2012 season should prove no exception, even if their bats don’t carry quite the crack that they had before. In fact, Warin relishes the idea of having to have a bit more strategy to win a game. “It’ll be more like playing baseball than waiting around for someone to launch a three-run homer,” he said.

gram, said that string of post-season appearances could be in jeopardy, but not because of her play on the court. “She may miss it if she decides to go to her sister’s college graduation,” he said. “There’s a conflict in the dates.” This year’s squad consists of five seniors, four juniors, seven sophomores and four freshman. Even some of the upperclassmen are first-year players, Barnes adds. “We did lose a big chunk of players to ‘seniorism’,” Barnes said. “So it’s hard to know really where we’re at. But who can tell, it’s been so cold, rainy and damp, the weather is messing up the year. We’ve been getting a lot of practice in with the squeegee.” Barnes expects Kathryn Dietzman, Kayla Drummond,

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Mackenzie Satin and Jordyn Williams, all of whom have “some” on-court “experience” most likely to fill the doubles and second singles slots for the campaign ahead. The team has a healthy slate of matches on its schedule, featuring showdowns with several larger schools, such as Granite Falls, Lynden and Blaine. But its first four matches have been either postponed or canceled because of wet weather. And Barnes is getting more anxious by the day to find out how quickly that large cast of newcomers can learn and how well they can perform. “We should have a few more matches this year,” said Barnes, “if it ever stops snowing. This is really a good group of girls, and so supportive of each other.”

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Davis makes debut

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2012 Wolverines softball team: Front row, from left; Madden Shanks, Sierra Truesdale, Liz Taylor, Emily Guard, Tegan Serna. Back row; Coach Nickie Davis, Wilsey Brumsickle, Ashleigh Brown, Kaylen Meeker, Jean Melborne, Elizabeth Starr, Isabel Place, Libby Snow, Ronnie Hanson, asst. coach Greg Truesdale, Taine Pyle. By Scott Rasmussen “I love it,” the 34-year-old Davis says of

The ability to adapt. It’s one of the qualities that any high school head coach not only should possess, but be able to impart to their players if the team is going to succeed. That, and a love of the game. First-year head coach Nickie Davis appears to have a whole lot of both.

being back out on the ball field. “I’ve played my whole life. I started playing when I was really young.” Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Davis began playing ball at the age of five, and in a boys league at that, because that’s all that was available at the time. She joined a girls slow-pitch team at the age of

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eight and five years later crossed over to fast pitch. In high school, her team excelled, in part, she says, because the players stuck together year after year, developing a strong bond and thirst for winning along the way. “I played with the same team all the way through high school,” said Davis, who played college ball at the University of Illinois, a pitcher in her “Fighting Illini” days. “We all knew each other so well and we got used to winning.” In her debut in the Friday Harbor dugout, Davis inherits a softball program with a winning tradition of its own. In fact, the Wolverines are coming off what was arguably their most successful season during former head coach Kevin Carlton's 13-year tenure. Friday Harbor claimed its first 1A regional championship and then a slot among the state's Elite Eight on the strength of a opening round victory at the 2011 state 1A tournament. Friday Harbor will be without five allleague players from a year ago, lost to graduation, but the team has its starting pitcher and catcher, juniors Jean Melborne and Kaylen Meeker, and several key players from last year's state tournament squad, like senior Liz Taylor and junior Ashleigh Brown, back in the lineup. Quickness will also be a assets. "We've got good speed on this team," Davis said. While the Wolverines got roughed up a

bit early on in their season opener at South Whidbey—the Falcons scored six runs in their first at-bat—Davis liked what she saw as the game wore on. They absorb the blow, regained their footing and continued to battle before falling 12-2 in five innings. "We were playing from behind from the beginning, but the girls didn't get down and kept on fighting," she said. "I think the girls will be very competitive this year."

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Friday Harbor boys soccer Coach Andy Duke says the upcoming season is “positively exciting”. Team co-captain Brett Paul nods in agreement. After getting through a tough 2011 campaign with only 13 players, Duke has

11 freshman reasons and a total team strength of 24 to get excited about when he talks about his team’s prospects for the 2012 season. Asked if this was a “rebuilding” year, Duke expects this to be more of a “growth year” for his young team. “They’ll get better

all year,” he said, “we can let their natural creativity grow” into the kind of play that wins games. “These are all kids that have played soccer together for several years,” Duke said. “They’ve got enough skills to start to learn tactics now. We can teach them funda-


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2012 Wolverines boys soccer team: Front row, from left; Brett Paul, Dalton Ayers, Stuart Bell, Cassidy Quigley, Daniel Porter, Michael Barsamian, Max Haenel, Sam Stuart, Rifal Fadi S’cinott, Sam PaulBarrette. Back row; Asst. Coach Nick Frazee, Kevin Porter, Matthew Mazzarella, Kevin Aquilar, Marshall LeBaron, Jeb Lewis, Ben Goodman, Ian Williams, Makena Christison-Williams, Michael Holler, Sam Gabler-Brown, Coach Andy Duke (son), Sam Waite.

mentals like passing, how to get back on defense and where to run on offense.” He adds that the more they know, “the more fun it is for the kids” – and for the coaches, too, it seems. Duke has confidence that co-captains Brett Paul, a junior, and Stewart Bell, a senior, will lead those eleven freshmen and the eleven older boys into “more than a few” wins this season. Duke and assistant coach Kevin Porter clearly like the team’s chances. Despite a loss to perennial 2A powerhouse South Whidbey in their season opener, a 5-0 defeat on March 15, the players demonstrated a resilience and a positive outlook on the upcoming campaign with a rousing post-game cheer, smiles and backslaps all

around. “These young guys will only get better the more they play together,” Duke said. A tough and physically demanding pre-season training regimen has helped imprint that all-important resilience on the players.

That regimen often includes rough-and-tumble four-onfour and five-on-five drills, and a whole lot of roadwork. "Five miles a day," said co-captain Paul, who Duke praised for helping to bring the younger players along by "leading by example."

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Your Life Energy, 7 p.m., Lavendera Massage Center, 285 Spring Street. John Robertson, Patricia Golem present, “an introduction to the energetic dimension of daily living”. Suggested donation, $10. Info, 3783637.

Saturday, March 24 ■ Grad night fundraiser/rummage sale, 9 a.m. to noon, FHHS Commons. Donation drop-off, Friday, noon to 5 p.m., FHHS. Info, 3705957, 378-7212. ■ Good Old Fashion Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Post 163, 110 First St. N. Donations wanted, accepted until Friday. Info, 378-5705. ■ Know Your Island Walk, 1-4 p.m. Guiided by Marilyn O’Connor, director, Port of Friday Harbor, to “Walk the Port” (airport to boat harbor). Meet and park at Skagit Valley College parking lot. Rain or shine. Info: ■ Island Rec 3-on-3

adult basketball tournament, 11:30 a.m., Turnbull Gym. Ages 16 and up. $15 per player. Register online or at Island Rec office, 580 Guard St. Info, 378-4953, ■ Zydeco —Jeffrey

Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, 7:30 p.m., SJCT. Tickets, $27 adults, $14 student reserve, $5 student RUSH (See story, pg. 13).

Sunday, March 25 ■ Run Ladies Run 10K & 1/2 marathon, 9:30 a.m. Run begins at Earthbox Motel & Spa, 410 Spring St. Register online at ACTIVE.COM, $50 half, $30 10K. Proceeds benefit the Family Resource

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Rags to riches — Zydeco story ‘Snap beans aren’t salty’; Broussard delivers Creole music with flair, spice By Cali Bagby Islands’ Sounder reporter

When Jeffery Broussard plays the accordion, it’s with his whole body. And his toe tapping, hip shaking and exuberant shoulder shrugging is contagious. His numerous YouTube videos all have one thing in common—a room full of folks swaying and clapping hands as zydeco and Creole melodies fill the air. Broussard is easily recognized in any of his shows as

At a Glance Who: Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys. What: Zydeco and Creole-infused musical performance. When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets: $27 adults, $14 student reserve, $5 student RUSH.

the one with a joyful smile, cowboy hat, button up shirt, jeans and a toothpick dangling from the corner of his mouth, which somehow stays in place even when he’s belting out a tune. You can catch Broussard and the Creole Cowboys in their first-ever performance on the island, Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. at San Juan Community Theatre. The theatre is partnering with local dance instructor Bill Ament, who will offer free zydeco dance lessons before the show, in the Gubelman Theatre. Coho Restaurant is also offering a special Creole dinner package the night of the show; 378-6330 for reservations. "It'll be a party kind of evening," theatre director Merritt Olsen said. "Life is short. You've got to celebrate it."

Zydeco, a uniquely American form of roots or folk music, evolved in southwest Louisiana in the early 19th century from forms of Creole music. Usually fast tempo and dominated by the button or piano accordion and a scrub-board, zydeco music was originally created at house dances, where families and friends gathered for socializing. The word zydeco comes from "Les haricots sont pas sales,” a French phrase meaning "the snap beans aren't salty"— referring to times of poverty, when people couldn’t afford salt meat to flavor their food. In a KPBS interview, Broussard said he plays Creole music because he doesn’t want to let the culture, which has been handed down through generations in his family, to pass away. With the advent of social media, Olsen notes those unfamiliar with zydeco can easily find out easily what Broussard's brand of music and performances are all about. "There are plenty of videos," he said. "It's a quick way to get a feel for it. It's really upbeat." Musical roots run deep Broussard is known as the leading member in Zydeco Force, an influential band at the forefront of the “new” zydeco movement, black American dance music originally from southern Louisiana, typically featuring accordion and guitar. Broussard hit the stage at age 8, playing drums in his father’s band, the Delton Broussard and The Lawtell Playboys, where he was exposed to some of the great Creole fiddle players of that time. When he wasn’t playing music he was on the family farm digging potatoes, and by the time he reached seventh grade he quit school to work and help make ends

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Zydeco legend Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys perform Saturday, at San Juan Community Theatre.

meet. During his teen years he played with his brother’s band, but was too shy to sing until he was older. Now his resume includes world tours, numerous awards, and when he’s not playing he’s giving accordion lessons. Though it's a worldwide phenomenon with a long history, Olsen said that the accordion is not seen often in mainstream music, but that it also has a captivating sound—especially when Broussard plays. “There's something special about the accordion,” Olsen said. “It makes you

happy.” Broussard will also perform Friday at the Orcas Center, and Sunday at the Lopez Center for the Performing Arts. Janet Baltzer, director of the Lopez center, said having such music on the island is really a merging of two cultures. She adds that even the instruments themselves offer a window into another world, like the scrub board, not heard often in the Pacific Northwest. Clifton Broussard, Jeffrey's brother, plays this unique instrument, and does it with an interesting

array of objects including spoons, drumsticks, or eggbeaters. “You can sit and listen or dance your heart away,” Baltzer said. “We are fortunate as a community to have someone like Broussard come and bring his art and talent and culture to us.” Tickets are $27 for adults, $14 for student-reserve, and $5 student RUSH at the door. For more info, visit and 378-3210. — Journal editor Scott Rasmusssen contributed to this article



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The exhibition, "Anna, Anna Skibska", March 31-June 1, opens at San Juan Islands Museum of Art with an evening reception, March 31. Skibska, self-described as a visual storyteller, is creating site-specific work for the museum’s "A" Street gallery. Her work is distinguished from traditional glass blowers, and flame-

workers, through her use of an unorthodox method of heating, stretching and fusing glass to create forms largely comprised of space. The luminous qualities of glass threads—twisted and bent—define rhythmic, organic and architectural forms that appear to move as light and shadows shift. Skibska has drawn recognition in the U. S., Japan and in Europe, where she has created public art in Paris and Athens. She studied architecture and fine arts, earning a diploma in 1984 at the Academy of Art in Wroclaw, Poland, where she


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later became an instructor. The publication of her work in the 1988 New Glass Review brought acclaim in the U.S. and enabled her to leave Poland and become an instructor for a summer at the Pilchuck School of Glass in Stanwood, Wash. She returned to Seattle, in 1996, where her exhibits have been displayed in many renowned galleries in the metropolitan area. Her awards and honors include the 2010 PONCHO Artist of the Year Award, Seattle, a Espy Foundation Grant and naming of the Anna Skibska Flameworking Studio


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■ Good Old Fashion Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Post 163, 110 First St. N. Everything 1/2 off. Info, 378-5705. ■ Former Seattle police

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Harbor Grange, 152 N. First. Co-sponsored by SJI Grange and Dept. of Emergency Management. Find out if your “kit” is good to go in the event of a natural disaster. Info, 378-6632.

■ “Rosenstrasse” at San Juan Library, 7 p.m. Free. Aryan women occupy “Rose Street” outside a jail in Berlin in 1943 to learn what happened to their missing husbands. (German film with English sub-titles). Presented by German Interest Group.

Wednesday, March 28 ■ Community Dinner,

5:307:30 p.m., Friday Harbor High School Commons. Southern style menu. Suggested donation; $10 adults ($5 children 11 and under). Proceeds support Food for Thought Program. Info, 370-7106.

■ Community Preparedness Forum, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday


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Friday, March 30 ■ Charlotte’s Web,

San Juan Community Theatre, 7 p.m. FHMS drama class presents adaptation of E.B. White’s classic. Tickets, $11. Info, 3783210, (3 shows, with performances Saturday and Sunday.)

Saturday, March 31 ■ Spring Tune-up & Bike Swap, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday Harbor Elementary School Play Shed. Free advice, maintenance to get your bicycle ready; event includes video and live demonstrations.

March Winemaker Dinner Join us for a delicious dining experience featuring winemaker Brian Carter and chef Kyle Nicholson. Indulge in a multi-course meal with fresh fare from the local waters and farms, and hand-crafted Northwest wines. Brian Carter Cellars Saturday, March 24 | 6:30pm | $85 Call 360.378.8455 for Reservations Visit for menus 130 West Street 360.378.8455

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Employment General

San Juan County

SAN JUAN ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Teaching positions for 2012-13

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Two positions to work on San Juan Island and one position to work on Shaw Island. Positions may include evening and weekend work. $14.58/hour, no benefits. For application and job description visit or Human Resources (360) 370-7402. Open until filled, Screening begins 3/23/12 EOE.

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San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388. The Solid Waste Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, March 22, 2012 starting at 11:30AM in the Council Chambers at the Legislative Building (55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA). The public is welcome to attend. LEGAL NO. SJ371753

Published: The Journal of the San Juans, The Islands’ Sounder. March 14, 21, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A PROPOSED ORDINANCE REVISING THE

GENERAL FUND RESERVE POLICY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on a proposed Ordinance Revising the General Fund Reserve Policy. The public

hearing will be held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 beginning at 10:15 AM. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as may be desired by the Council without additional written notice.

At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Ordinance. After the public testimony portion of the hearing has ended, the Council will deliberate and consider modifications to the Ordinance that are proposed by

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panies must accommodate, the 24 hours a day at the County webmembers of the public, county em- The Ordinance may also be viewed tional written notice. at http://www.sanjuanployees or the Council. The pro- 24 hours a day at the County web- At the hearing, members of the pub- types of recyclable materials compa- site posed Ordinance may then be site at http://www.sanjuan- lic will be invited to speak and/or pro- nies are required to collect, public in- with or without modifica- vide written statements regarding the formation companies must provide es.aspx within 10 days of the heartions. es.aspx. A copy of the proposed Or- proposed Level of Service Ordi- and reporting requirements related to ing. A copy of the proposed OrdiAfter the public testimony collection activities. The ordinance nance will be mailed without charge The proposed Ordinance revises the dinance will be mailed without nance. Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reserve policy by 1) defin- charge upon request. For more in- portion of the hearing has ended, the establishes five (5) service zones upon request. For more information ing revenue for purposes of the poli- formation please contact the Clerk of Council will deliberate and consider within the County and provides some please contact the Clerk of the cy, 2) changing the way funds are al- the County Council at 360-370-7470 modifications to the Level of Service exemptions to the service require- County Council at 360-370-7470 Ordinance that are proposed by ments based on the character of the and/or Ed Hale, Public Works Utility located to the Budget Stabilization and/or the Auditor at 360-370-7558. members of the public, county em- individual zones. Manager at 360-370-0532. Reserve, and 3) requiring reserves LEGAL NO. SJ373569 for loans funded by Real Estate Ex- Published: Journal of the San Juans, ployees or the Council. The pro- All persons wishing to be heard on LEGAL NO. SJ373574 posed Level of Service Ordinance this matter are encouraged to attend. Published: Journal of the San cise Tax. Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder, March 21, 2012 may then be adopted with or without Written comments may be submitted Juans, Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sounder, March 21, All persons wishing to be heard on modifications. in advance of the hearing by mail or 2012 this matter are encouraged to attend. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO Summary: The level of service ordi- at the hearing by delivery in person. Written comments may be submitted CONSIDER A SOLID WASTE nance establishes minimum services Please deliver 8 copies of all written in advance of the hearing by mail or LEVEL OF SERVICE ORDINANCE that solid waste collection companies comments to the Clerk of the San at the hearing by delivery in person. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the must provide for residents and busi- Juan County Council at 55 Second Please deliver 8 copies of all written San Juan County Council will connesses in San Juan County. The Or- Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 comments to the Clerk of the San duct a public hearing for the purpose dinance requires that all customers Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA Juan County Council at 55 Second of receiving testimony on a proposed that choose to receive garbage col- 98250. The Level of Service OrdiStreet, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 Solid Waste Level of Service Ordilection services will also receive nance is filed at the Office of the Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA nance. The public hearing will be monthly recycling collection services. County Council, 55 Second Street, 98250. The Ordinance is filed at the held in the Council Hearing Room at The ordinance determines how the Friday Harbor, WA and may be inOffice of the County Council, 55 Sec55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, cost of recycling services will be dis- spected and copies obtained at the ond Street, Friday Harbor, WA and Washington on Tuesday, April 3, tributed among solid waste collection Council offices during each business may be inspected and copies ob2012 beginning at 10:15 AM. The companiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; customers. The ordi- day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. tained at the Council offices during hearing may be continued from time nance the Public volume of re- and 4:30 p.m. each business day between the San Juan County Community Development & Planning Combined Noticeestablishes of Application and Hearing To: The Journal & Sounder to time and place to place as may be cycling materials that collection com- The Ordinance may also be viewed hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 135 Rhone Street, P. O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA.desired 98250 by the Council without addiPlease publish once on 3/21 / 2012 (360) 378-2354 (360) 3782116 Fax (360) 378-3922 and bill Community Development & Planning Page 1 of 1 #/-").%$ĂĽ./4)#%ĂĽ/&ĂĽ!00,)#!4)/.3ĂĽĂĽ(%!2).'3 Permit Number PCUP00-120001

Project Description Develop campground, extend zip line season

Tax Parcel Number, Project Location, and Island

Applicant/Agent Name and Address

363214002, 1959 Egg Lake Road, San Juan Island

Date of Application

Date Complete

Other Required Permits*

Existing Environmental Documents

SEPA Threshold Determination DNS

End Date for SEPA Comments 4/11/2012

Suggested Project Comments End Date** 4/11/2012

Hearing Body

Hearing Place

Hearing Date

Richard Durhack, c/o Teri 1/3/2012 2/16/2012 Hearing Islanders 5/9/2012 Williams, PO Box 1001, Examiner Bank Eastsound, WA 98245 Islanders 1/10/2012 1/10/2012 exempt Planning POPNSP-12- Current use open space 242431001, 138 Flint Road, Johnson Brothers Family LP, Bank 4/20/2012 Commis0001 Lopez Island 15510 Snee Oosh Road, La sion Conner, WA 98257 NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS: SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects noted above with a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant adverse impacts on the environment and has issued a Threshold Determination pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An Environmental Impact Statement will not be required under Section 43.21C.030 (2)(c) RCW. This determination was made after review of the environmental checklist and other environmental information on file at Community Development and Planning (CD&P). The County has determined that the requirements for environmental analysis, protection, and mitigation measures have been adequately addressed in the development regulations and comprehensive plan adopted under Chapter 36.70A RCW, and in other applicable local, state, or federal laws or rules, as provided by Section 43.21C.240 RCW and Section 197-11-158 WAC, or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring to comment on the Threshold Determination can do so by submitting a written statement to CD&P, P. O. Box 947 (135 Rhone Street), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 no later than the comment date specified above. The Threshold Determination may be appealed by submitting a written statement of appeal along with the basis for the appeal and a fee to CD&P within 21 days after the end of the SEPA comment period. Application Comments: Any file may be examined by appointment during regular business hours at the San Juan County CD&P, Courthouse Annex, Friday Harbor. Anyone desiring to comment on the Notice of Application can do so by submitting a written statement to CD&P no later than the end date for project comments specified above. Anyone who desires to provide testimony in the public hearing or desires a copy of the decision for this project may do so by requesting such from CD&P. A copy of the staff report for this project may be obtained from CD&P generally 7 days prior to the public hearing. * As directed by applicant, per UDC 18.80.030.A.3.f ** Per UDC 18.80.030.B.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:00 a.m., in the Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. Any person

desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a statement in writing to CD&P, P. O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing as well. A copy of the staff report for this hearing may be obtained generally 7 days prior to the public hearing from CD&P at the address above.


TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES ORDINANCE NO. 1480 AN ORDINANCE repealing Ordinance No. 1108 and Chapter 2.13 of the Friday Harbor Municipal Code concerning the Town of Friday Harbor Fire Department was adopted by the Town Council on Thursday, March 15, 2012. The full text of this ordinance shall

be mailed upon request to the Town Clerk, POB 219, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250 / (360) 378 2810. LEGAL NO. FH373422 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands March 21, 2012

AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:30 PM Town Council Chambers 60 Second Street 5:30 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Approval of 2/23/12 Draft Minutes 5:35 PM Review of Draft Town Solid

Waste & Moderate Risk Waste Management Plan 6:30 PM Non-Agenda Items Adjourn LEGAL NO. FH373428 Published: Journal of the San Juan Islands March 21, 2012

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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES SAN JUAN ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Request for Proposals-Capital Projects Management Services For more information contact Rick Thompson, Superintendent at (360) 378-4133 Reference: San Juan Island School District Policy and Procedure 6925 San Juan Island School District #149 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Districtâ&#x20AC;? is seeking proposals from qualified architectural/engineering firms â&#x20AC;&#x153;Respondentsâ&#x20AC;? to assist the District with project management oversight of capital projects for the time period of 2013 to 2016. District voters approved $3.76 million in capital projects at a February 14, 2012 election. The expenditures will pay for facility improvements at a variety of District sites, with the majority of work being completed in Friday Harbor, Washington. The projects include roofing, siding, windows, flooring, painting, HVAC, electrical, locker room renovation, parking and grounds. For a complete list of projects please see List of Proposed Capital Projects 2013-2016 located on the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at . Proposals need to address the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Description of professional staff and respective roles for each; â&#x20AC;˘ List of projects completed during the past two years and contact person; â&#x20AC;˘ Status of current contracts; â&#x20AC;˘ Description of typical site supervision; â&#x20AC;˘ References-bank, bonding, three clients â&#x20AC;˘ Exhibits of cost estimates for two most recent projects. Please note the District is located in a remote region of northwest Washington State with commercial public access by Washington State Ferries and by airplane. Respondents should be sensitive to issues of public school finance, have experience working on public projects, and be familiar with state competitive bidding laws. Emphasis on safety around staff and students is a requirement. Respondents should become familiar with the preliminary work done by the district facilities committee as published on the Dis-

trict website at Proposals will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Directors, following which the Superintendent will attempt to negotiate a fair and reasonable contract with the successful firm. Minority and Women owned firms are requested to submit proposals. Interested firms shall submit a statement of qualifications and performance data addressing the ability to manage the list of projects along with the proposed fee for service by April 13, 2012, 12:00 noon, PST, to PO Box 458, Friday Harbor WA 98250. The district will also accept hand delivered proposals at 285 Blair Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250 by the same deadline. LEGAL NO. J369038 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the San Juan Island School District No. 149,

San Juan County, Washington (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Districtâ&#x20AC;?) will hold a public hearing during a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the District scheduled for April 4, 2012 starting at 6:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or as soon thereafter as possible at 285 Blair Avenue, Friday Harbor, Washington, for the purpose of hearing comments from the public on the proposed issuance by the District of its Limited General Obligation Bonds, 2012. The Bonds are proposed to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $1,250,000 and will be payable over a term of 4 years with the final payment to occur on December 1, 2016. The Bond proceeds will be used to pay costs of capital improvements to educational facilities of the District pursuant to RCW 28A.530.010(4). The Bonds will be payable solely from money from the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital Projects Fund, voter approved Capital Projects levy and/or from other money legally available therefore, within the constitutional and statutory limitations provided by law without a vote of the electors of the District.

Any person may appear and be heard on the issue of issuing the Bonds. Comments will be heard from all interested parties attending the hearing. Written comments prior to the hearing may be directed to Ben Thomas, Business Manager, San Juan Island School District No. 149, San Juan County, Washington, 285 Blair Avenue, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250. /s/ Rick Thompson Superintendent Rick Thompson, Superintendent San Juan Island School District No. 149 LEGAL NO. J373260 Published: Journal of the San Juans March 21, 28, 2012

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